Willowton Group donates science kits to top Umlazi high schools

8:30 AM (55 Minutes ago) Publicity News
The three Umlazi high schools named by Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) as the top performers in physical science in the district were each rewarded with a R25 000 science kit donated by Willowton Group at the MUT’s Circle of Excellence Awards breakfast at the Elangeni Hotel on Friday, 20 February.

Check Point announces its acquisition of Hyperwise

8:09 AM (1 Hour ago) Marketing News
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the largest pure-play security vendor globally, recently announced the acquisition of Hyperwise.

The Rotary Club of Wynberg will host Last night of the Proms in March

8:01 AM (1 Hour ago) Publicity News
The Rotary Club of Wynberg will be hosting their 30th annual Last Night of the Proms at the Cape Town City Hall on Sunday, 15 March at 14:30 and 19:30 with the theme of ‘Pearls of Proms’. Old favourites and new talent, plus performances from the Proms Orchestra and massed choirs, will be led by the world-renowned conductor, Richard Cock.

Tristyn von Berg joins Velocity Afrika

7:31 AM (1 Hour ago) People on the Move
The Velocity Afrika office is thrilled at the arrival of a new member - Tristyn von Berg - to their creative team. The young award-winning director joins the company from Velocity Films with a body-of-work made up of narrative storytelling, humour and a growing portfolio of online content.

Rosie Motene graces the March cover of Essays Of Africa

7:07 AM (2 Hours ago) Media News
Rosie Motene is best known for her role in Zabalaza, but not many people know the hurdles that she had to overcome. In the March 2015 issue of Essays of Africa, Motene shares how she pursued her goals life with her head up and a smile on her face.

Business matchmaking programme to launch at Decorex Joburg 2015

16:58 PM (16 Hours ago) Publicity News
Exhibitors and trade visitors are invited to register now on the Decorex website to join the extensive trade programme that forms an exciting new part of Decorex Joburg 2015.

Durban claims 16 Golden Tickets for Idols SA season 11

16:49 PM (16 Hours ago) Media News
The winner of Idols SA Season 10, Vincent Bones, first caught the eye of the judges at last year's KwaZulu-Natal auditions, during which 16 talented singers received Golden Tickets to the next round at Sun City. This year's auditions at the Playhouse Theatre in Durban produced exactly the same number of Golden Ticket winners.

Harlem Globetrotters to return to South Africa in 2015

16:39 PM (16 Hours ago) Publicity News
Cape Town based PR agency, go4word, in conjunction with sports marketing agency, Treble Entertainment are delighted to announce the return of the Harlem Globetrotters to South Africa.

One Rand Man experiment now impacting education sphere

16:29 PM (16 Hours ago) Marketing News
During National Savings Month in July 2014, the journey of the One Rand Man gripped the imagination of millions.

AfrikaansSingles.co.za’s subscriber base skyrockets

16:07 PM (17 Hours ago) Media News
The past year has seen South African online dating shoot up in popularity by an impressive 38% thanks to the privacy, intimacy and security that the internet provides. Popular dating site AfrikaansSingles.co.za has seen their subscriber base shoot up by 72% across all ages, incomes and locations.

Digital is not the death of traditional media

15:58 PM (17 Hours ago) Marketing News
Digital, being always on, along with the endless proliferation of social media platforms and websites from which to choose. How do we approach this? With caution. So says Chris Midgley, strategist at Blast Brand Catalysts.

Samsung breaks GUINNESS World Record™ for most selfies taken in 24 hours

15:53 PM (17 Hours ago) Marketing News
Samsung Electronics South Africa has successfully broken the GUINNESS World Record for the most contributions to an online album of self-portrait photographs (selfies) in 24 hours. The record breaking number of selfies was an astounding 12 598, as verified by GUINNESS World Records.

Nickelodeon announces Kids’ Choice Awards nominees

15:17 PM (18 Hours ago) Awards
Who will vie for the coveted blimp in a year marked by a slew of first-time celebrity nods? Fans have voiced their favourites as Nickelodeon announces the nominations for the 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards.

You need to work harder to earn your customer’s attention

15:11 PM (18 Hours ago) Marketing News
There’s a statistic doing the rounds that, thanks to the Internet, humans now have shorter attention spans than goldfish. I’m not sure how accurate this is, but it certainly makes sense. So says Patrick Palmi, CEO at JUSTPALM.com.

Laugh until it hurts with An Audience with Pieter-Dirk EISH

14:32 PM (18 Hours ago) Entertainment
Some people have called it a red carpet parade of icons and aikonas. Some have said it was a history lesson combined with an episode of Idols. And an elderly 'kugel' again nasally complained that she didn't know why Uys still did his character of Nowell Fine "because I don't know anyone who talks like that. I swear to God".

Why aren’t podcasts part of your marketing plan?

14:01 PM (19 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
Podcasts are on the comeback trail. In the past, these audio files were difficult to make money out of. But that has all changed. Since their resurgence, podcasts have become one of the most profitable ways to market something.

Vizeum claim three awards at Bookmarks 2015

12:59 PM (20 Hours ago) Awards
Vizeum together with Gloo have won a Gold, Silver and Bronze at the Bookmarks Awards on Thursday, 19 February for the BMW 2 Series ‘Are You 2 Enough’ campaign, which took place in the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Spree.co.za awarded at Bookmarks 2015 for its contribution to the online industry

12:34 PM (20 Hours ago) Awards
After a year of phenomenal growth, Spree.co.za was recognised at the recent IAB SA Bookmarks Awards for its quality contributions to the online industry in two major categories.

Hero revitalises Old Mutual Retail Affluent division’s annual roadshow

12:08 PM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News
In 2014, Hero was charged with the task of revitalising the Old Mutual Retail Affluent division’s annual 5-day, 5-cities roadshow for its intermediaries. The objectives of the event are to inspire the intermediaries; reinforce Old Mutual’s commitment to support them, launch new products and promote customer-centricity.

Sandton’s most recent commercial development opens its doors

11:02 AM (22 Hours ago) Marketing News
The latest addition to Sandton’s commercial property sector opened its doors this month, securing over 62% occupancy within days. In an area generally troubled with high vacancy rates, the demand for this unique development shows the movement away from conventional commercial rentals to more flexible and serviced offerings in the Sandton area.

Oxford University Press’ new video campaign will help students to learn more effectively

10:38 AM (22 Hours ago) Marketing News
High school learners aspiring to enter tertiary education often see university or college acceptance as a finish line they need to cross. The issue is that once they arrive at their new institution, it becomes apparent that varsity or tech is itself a brand new starting line, with new rules and new demands.

#MAKECHANGE is not just the theme at Design Indaba 2015

9:58 AM (23 Hours ago) Advertising News
#MAKECHANGE is not just the theme for the 2015 Design Indaba but also a call to action. In 2015, everyone was asked to take matters into their own hands to help someone or change something for the better. The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town) set out to create a campaign that inspires people, but in a way that appears simple enough to make it doable.

Meet the new Fat Bastards in the pod

9:48 AM (23 Hours ago) Marketing News
Fat Bastard, the delicious, full-bodied range of wines, has two new Fat Bastards in the pod: a soft, juicy, rich and rounded ruby-coloured Merlot oozing ripe berries; and a gorgeous salmon pink Pinot Noir Rosé; dry yet smooth and creamy and bursting with fruit.

ZANG launches the world’s first piggyback taxi service

7:28 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Giving the public a pick me up in more ways than one, caffeinated chocolate brand ZANG is launching the world’s first piggyback taxi service, with wrestlers as vehicles. Five burly Lucha Libre wrestlers will be stationed at a special piggyback taxi rank at the top of Cape Town’s Shortmarket Street.

Sustainability Week 2015 aims to get ready and put ideas in motion

6:43 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Sustainability Week 2015 is set to accelerate the total number of sustainability projects, under the theme ‘Get ready to put ideas in motion.’ Thought leaders, policy makers, practitioners and producers will share their knowledge at the event, hosted by alive2green from Tuesday, 23 to Sunday, 28 June at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.

Sean Penn talks about new film The Gunman on The Graham Norton Show

16:04 PM (Yesterday) Media News
In the next episode of The Graham Norton Show, which airs on Tuesday, 3 March at 21:40 on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DStv, Norton welcomes Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn, comic actress Celia Imrie, funny man Ross Noble and American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson.

International Inspiring Women Network Foundation to support 67 Blankets

15:24 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
International Inspiring Women Network Foundation (IIWNF) is taking a giant leap forward to achieve a truly inspired, empowered and unified nation. In praise of Nelson Mandela and in support of the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day Campaign, IIWNF will be hosting a warm, fun and close-knit event at the Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel at 11:30 onwards on Saturday, 28 February.

BBC World News announces expansion of Outside Source

15:10 PM (Yesterday) Media News
BBC World News today has announced the expansion of its innovative, interactive news show Outside Source. From Monday, 1 June viewers will receive an extended new edition of the show at 22:00, from Mondays to Thursdays, in addition to its slot earlier in the day at 20:00.

.ZA domain reaches 1 million

13:21 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), the regulator of .ZA, announces that the number of registered .ZA domain names has reached and exceeded 1 million this week. This milestone is a first in Africa as .ZA becomes the first country domain in Africa to reach 1 million registrations.

A bright future awaits TSiBA scholarship students

13:13 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The harsh reality is that in South Africa not everyone can afford tertiary study due to socio-economic constraints as well as low standards of basic education. But for 120 South African youth, their dream to study at tertiary level has finally come true.

adidas launches first Consortium store in South Africa

12:45 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
adidas Originals Global has announced a partnership with Shelflife – South African online sneaker and streetwear shop – to be the first store in Africa to carry its Consortium range.

Why aren’t you podcasting, South Africa?

12:12 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
The media is telling us that downloading and listening to podcasts is just about the trendiest thing you could be doing right now.

Kamini Pather wows fans at Magnum MasterClass

11:24 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Once again, the Magnum Pleasure store in Cape Town saw an evening of delicious decadence as Kamini Pather, winner of MasterChef SA 2013 wowed and delighted fans with a selection of Magnum based desserts specially created for the occasion.

MediaShop collaborating with FGI on media investment management project

10:50 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Addressing the industry need for more insight specific based strategies, The MediaShop and research house FGI have teamed up, creating a collaboration entitled ‘FYI’.

Cyclists to spread light and hope across South Africa in aid of The Sunflower Fund

9:41 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
On Friday, 27 February, a group of 11 athletes will cycle a gruelling 1500km’s over eight days, before completing the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday, 8 March in aid of The Sunflower Fund.

Red & Yellow to celebrate the courage of creativity at Design Indaba

9:27 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Red & Yellow, one of South Africa’s leading schools of marketing and advertising, will be at 2015 Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town from Saturday, 28 February to Monday, 2 March to celebrate great design and showcase the creativity of its students.

Amstel announces partnership with the 2015 Metro FM Awards

6:12 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
As part of their ongoing support of the best in South African music, Amstel is looking forward to partnering with one of the country’s biggest music award shows – as the official beer of the 2015 Metro FM Awards.

PR and your NGO: What not to do

15:03 PM (2 Days ago) Editorial Desk
For any Non-Government Organisation (NGO) or charity, getting coverage in the media is crucial to spreading the news. And, if you’ve ever worked with such an organisation, you’ll know that they are grateful for media attention. However, as much as the saying goes, not all publicity is good publicity.

Making electricity from bacteria and more on the next 50/50

12:09 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
On Sunday, 6 March, at 17:30, episode 15 of season six of 50/50 will air on SABC3. The episode will features on making electricity from bacteria; cat cameras that reveal the activities and behaviour of domestic cats; and the entertaining movements of mongoose.

A night of glitz at SizweNtsalubaGobodo Celebration of Bubbles Festival

12:01 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
The SizweNtsalubaGobodo Celebration of Bubbles Festival is back to dazzle Johannesburg bubbly lovers over the weekend of Saturday, 14 and Sunday 15 March at the Inanda Country Club.

Inaugural Durban IMC Conference attracts renowned speakers

11:58 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Nine renowned and prominent speakers are set to be featured at the Durban IMC Conference, taking place from Monday, 23 to Tuesday, 24 March at the Southern Sun Elangeni and Maharani Hotel.

Nal’ibali highlights importance of children being taught in their mother tongue

11:44 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has collaborated with Sotuh African role models and public figures to highlight the importance of mother tongue languages in children’s literacy development on International Monther Tongue Day.

2015 banking trends emphasise customer centricity

11:31 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Doing digital banking better is key according to various banking trend predictions for 2015. But being fine-tuned to customer needs and behaviour, and consequently marrying human centricity with technology, could be the catalyst for true differentiation, says Kim Gibson-Van der Walt, head of dotFNB.

Ice Age exhibition to feature latest animatronic animals

11:19 AM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Brought to South African audiences by the creators of the world-renowned Days of the Dinosaur exhibition, the Ice Age exhibition has been designed with the specific aim of being respectful of scientific research, while still ensuring an entertaining outing for the whole family.

Playmakers named Sport Agency of the Year for third consecutive year

11:13 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
Playmakers have been named Sport Agency of the Year for the third consecutive year running at the glittering Discovery Sports Industry Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 February in Sandton.

This history of superheroes in Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

11:01 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
Superheroes have captivated, entertained and inspired audiences ever since Superman made his comic book debut 75 years ago.

New season of Rev asks big questions

10:57 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
The contemporary comedy about an inner-city London vicar returns for a third series that asks big questions of Reverend Adam Smallbone as he and his wife Alex adjust to life as new parents. How will Adam deal with parenthood on top of his small but demanding church congregation?

Who will be crowned the next Celebrity MasterChef?

10:54 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
MasterChef series 6 sees celebrity guest chefs including entrepreneur Michelle Mone, musician Danny Goffey and ex-England rugby captain Phil Vickery battle it out in the heat of the kitchen to be crowned the winning celebrity chef.

Visually shocking conditions on latest Embarrassing Bodies series

10:50 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
Embarrassing Bodies takes a startling look at the nation’s most uncomfortable ailments. Desperate for some much needed medical attention are a brand new blushing array of highly embarrassed patients, all suffering from visually shocking and personally mortifying conditions.

Learn more about the Artic wolf in Snow Wolf Family and Me

10:36 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
In Snow Wolf Family and Me, a three-part series, follows cameraman Gordon Buchanan who sets out to find out more about the Arctic wolf, a notoriously elusive and feared predator.
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